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Re: [IP] Need New Pump



Tandem tslim with dex G6 has been a game changer for me.  T1 for 35+ years

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 > On Jul 3, 2019, at 11:47 PM, Irv Perlman
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Medicare covers the Tandem pump. 
> 
> Sent by Irv
> 
>> On Jun 25, 2019, at 7:49 AM, Kathleen Kienle
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Does Medicare cover the Tandem T pump ? I know Medicare has approved the
> Dexcom
>> 6 which will be available to Medicare people at the end of the year.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Jun 23, 2019, at 5:11 PM, Susan Doran
>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Ibm also a T1 diabetic. About 2 yeas ago, I started with the Tandem T slum
>> and
>>> a dexcom. Mya1c and control is amazing now. Last A1C was 6.4bamazing for
> me.
>> I
>>> love it! Good luck.
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Jun 23, 2019, at 4:29 PM, Laurel Sedgwick
>>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Next month the warranty on my Medtronic MMT 551NAP will expire. It has
>>> already
>>>> been acting kind of funky, so I do not want to wait longer than necessary
> to
>>> get
>>>> a new replacement pump.
>>>> 
>>>> My Type 1 is Brittle.
>>>> 
>>>> As of this point in my research, there appear to be 2 pumps for me to
>>> consider.
>>>> These are the Medtronic 670G and the Tamdem T:slim. With the Medtronic
>>> System, I
>>>> would also have to have the Medtronic CGM system in order to actually
> manage
>>> my
>>>> blood sugars. Similarly, I would need a DexCom 6 to manage with the Tandem
>>> pump.
>>>> 
>>>> When I changed to Humana Medicare insurance, I learned that they would not
>>>> cover the Medicare CGM (even though they had said they would). I havenbt
>>>> inquired specifically about the Dexcom 6, but suspect it would also be
>>> denied.
>>>> 
>>>> In the meantime, I have acquired the Freestyle Libre 14-day, which has
>>> improved
>>>> my blood sugars (since I get up in the middle of the night to check them).
> I
>>> did
 >>>> manage to get Humana to cover that one so that I only have to pay
$36/month
>>>> instead of $200.
>>>> 
>>>> What I need is a closed loop system so that I have a CGM to continuously
 >>>> provide the blood-sugar reading, and a pump that can read and implement
how
>>> my
>>>> basal rate needs to be changed. I will continue to try for this by
>> contacting
 >>>> Humana (I was finally assigned to a customer advocate), but I still have
to
>>>> decide which pump system to push for. I have been using
> Medtronic-Minimedbs
 >>>> products continuously for 20 years, so I am most familiar with these, but
I
>>> am
>>>> open to switching, if that provides me with a smoother life. (Ibm even
>>> willing
>>>> to consider the bhacking your pumpb alternative, since I am relatively
>>>> computer-literate.) The Medtronic CGM is painful and short-lived; Ibve
>> never
>>>> tried a Dexcom 6 (so I canbt comment on feel), but it also has to be
>> changed
>>>> every 7 Days. What sorts of insertion sets are available with the Tandem?
>>>> 
>>>> I am trying to get in to see my former diabetes team (educator and
>>> dietitian),
>>>> but havenbt figured out how to get that to go through with Humana.
>>>> 
>>>> Those of you who have gone through this process, PLEASE weigh in! If you
>> have
>>>> tips on how to handle Humana, I am dying in the desert waiting for your
>>> water. I
>>>> also need to know how the Dexcom 6 feels when inserted (and how difficult
> it
>>> is
>>>> to insert). I am very sensitive to adhesivebs and cannot use steel
> needles.
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you so much!
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Laurel Sedgwick
>>>> DXed 1975; pumping since 1998; age 61
>>>> Was forced into retirement 2 years ago for an apparently non-diabetes
>> related
>>>> problem (cognitive decline).
>>>> Upper-leg neuropathy, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and trigger finger;
>>> possible
>>>> GI impact (IBS, etc.)
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